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Burdock

January 06, 2021

BURDOCK

Arctium lappa

Family:  Asteraceae

Part used:  Roots

Energetics:  Sweet, salt, cool, moist

Actions:  Alterative, anti-inflammatory,  antioxidant, demulcent, hepatoprotective  (mild), lymph tonic

Burdock  is  a  weed  that  everyone  should  know  and  love.  I mostly  use  the  roots  and  will  harvest  them  in  the  spring and  fall  to  eat  fresh,  tincture  and  dry  for  tea,  soup  stocks  and syrups.  I  love  using  this  herb  for  clearing  toxins  from  the  gut and  supporting  elimination  and  purifying  the  blood.  I  like  to use  it  for  inflamed  skin  conditions  that  are  hot  and  red,  such  as acne,  rosacea,  rashes,  etc.  Burdock  is  a  pre/probiotic  and  helps support healthy flora in the digestive tract.

Contraindications:  None known. 





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